Super Joey Upgrades

Discussion in 'The Hopper Zone' started by ZachS@DISH Network, Mar 1, 2014.

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  1. ZachS@DISH Network

    ZachS@DISH Network Thread Starter Official DISH Network Support DISH DIRT TEAM!

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    The Super Joey is currently not available at this time. DIRT has not received any communication on a release date. We also cannot pre-approve anyone for an upgrade. We will be sure to update this thread with any information as we receive it. Thanks!
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  2. whitewolf8214

    whitewolf8214 SatelliteGuys Guru Pub Member / Supporter

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    Thanks Zach for update!! :)
  3. foghorn2

    foghorn2 Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Thanks for the update, sure would be easier if Dish would allow ordering through the website when available, just like a new customer signup.
  4. shodobe

    shodobe Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    What is the "Super Joey"?
  5. lazydogmot

    lazydogmot Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    It has two of it's own tuners but no hard drive.
  6. Bobby

    Bobby Publican Supporting Founder

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    and it only works with a single Hopper. The extra two tuners give you 5 satellite tuners at all times. If you had a Hopper equipped with an OTA dongle and a Super Joey you could actually record nine things at the same time and watch something already recorded....
  7. dvrexpander

    dvrexpander SatelliteGuys Family

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    Man I hope they hold out releasing these things till May or longer to ensure they are software built properly.
  8. satnewb

    satnewb Active SatelliteGuys Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    2 weeks.
  9. toricred

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    I thought I read here yesterday that they're due out in mid-March.
  10. bellevuecoug

    bellevuecoug Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    March 13th - a trade of Joey for Super is $3 more per month.

    As to your comment above, when has that ever been a concern before? :D
  11. MikeD-C05

    MikeD-C05 Pub Member / Supporter Pub Member / Supporter

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    It is a joey with a big old S on the front.;)
  12. Bobby

    Bobby Publican Supporting Founder

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    It's a Joey that is too big to fit in its mama's pouch! :D
  13. foghorn2

    foghorn2 Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Hey now..this is a family forum
  14. Bobby

    Bobby Publican Supporting Founder

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    You don't get more family than this... ;)

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  15. shodobe

    shodobe Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    So what is the real purpose and why do people think it is better than the regular joey? So far I haven't seen anything that makes it unique.
  16. Tater0388

    Tater0388 PIT MEMBER

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    It adds two more tuners to the hopper setup.
  17. Scherrman

    Scherrman SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    Have you not read the thread that details the Super Joey? Basically you can turn a Hopper and Joey setup from 3 tuners to 5 tuners by swapping out the Joey with a Super Joey. Not only does it give you 5 tuners now but it's all fully integrated. The monthly fee for a Super Joey is $10. This will be great for households that only have a Hopper and 1-3 Joeys but have multiple people in the house with different viewing habits. Three tuners is not enough for a family of 3 or 4 and the addition of 2 tuners can help a lot.

    Don't forget that Dish has a way to compete with DirecTV's 5 tuner Genie now.
  18. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    $10 a month for a Super Joey? You have to be kidding.

    I have a Super-Duper Joey for free every month, also known as an Ipad, Android, or Kindle Fire connected via hdmi or just watch on the device itself.
  19. DWS44

    DWS44 SatelliteGuys Family Supporting Founder

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    Shame your "Super-Duper Joey" can't add an additional two fully-integrated tuners to the Hopper system like the actual Super Joey will. ;)

    (yeah...I know that not everyone needs/wants the additional tuners, but I'm actually looking forward to having them!)
  20. Scherrman

    Scherrman SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    What should they charge for it? Your iPad, Android and Kindle do not ad any additional tuners to the Hopper system. All they do is allow you to watch TV on that device and it uses one of the current 3 tuners. I don't find what you said to be a fair comparison at all.

    I myself think the Super Joey is a pretty good idea even though it does nothing for my setup. I think it's going to help a lot of people who currently do not feel they have enough tuners for their needs. Customer pays and extra $3 to add 2 more tuners or they can pay $5 more, get a second Hopper and get 3 more tuners. Seems to be a small price to pay to keep the whole family happy.
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